Fear of viruses, spyware cut down illegal downloads

According to the results of a recent nationwide survey released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), 60 percent of survey participants reported illegally downloading either software, music, movies or games during 2004. However, in 2006, the percentage who illegally downloaded dropped to 43 percent.

When survey participants were asked what worries them about downloading software, music, movies or games from the internet without paying, the top responses were the fear of downloading a computer virus (63 percent), downloading spyware (52 percent) and getting in trouble with the law (49 percent). Fear of getting in trouble with parents ranked fourth with youth (40 percent). News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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